I have usually had issues where a device will connect to open or WEP network but not WPA but in this case running 2010 LXDE on HP mini1000 with Broadcom BCM4312 802.11 b/g LP-PHY connects at home( WPA preshared key) but not at open wifi at corner coffee shop/hotels. w/l adapter works with Wxp but had to try twice.
Am assuming they probably run an n-router but wouldn't it be backward comnpatible w/ b/g? I have other b/g laptops that connect fine at this open network.
The following may or may not be relevant since these outputs are from the system when IT IS workoing at home network. WIll have to see if these outputs change when at the open wifi spot and post back.uname -r:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:"localhost.localdomai"
Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5 Signal level:218 Noise level:166
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:1 invalid misc:0
Obviously the wireless is working from home network as I am posting from this network device (eth1). This is the first time I see a w/l device referrred to as eth instead of wlan
module loaded according to PCC is "wl"
[user01@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf
install scsi_hostadapter /sbin/modprobe ata_piix; /sbin/modprobe ahci; /bin/true
install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe ehci_hcd; /sbin/modprobe uhci_hcd; /bin/true
alias sound-slot-0 snd_hda_intel
alias eth1 wl
options snd-ac97-codec power_save=1
alias pci:v000014E4d00004315sv0000103Csd00001507bc02sc80i00 wl
alias eth0 sky2
[user01@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.preload
# /etc/modprobe.preload: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line. Comments begin with
# a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored.
# this file is for module-init-tools (kernel 2.5 and above) ONLY
# for old kernel use /etc/modules
I can post other outputs but not sure how to ping an open w/l network at a commercial establishment. Not sure if they would be using 192.168.1.1 like a consumer router.
Any help appreciated.